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In our “Builder Tips” category, we cover many of the tips and tricks of the trade that only experienced builders would know – things like the latest styles, trends, pitfalls to watch out for, and important elements to remember when planning your home renovation, custom home build, or other home project.

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A Dream Home Come True

This article was originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of San Antonio Woman magazine. The full article can be found here.   Since founding her company in 2002, Lori Urbano has become one of the city’s most innovative builders of top-scale, quality-crafted homes.  …
Odd Duck
July 16, 2022
Builder Tips

How to Choose the Right Custom Home Builder

Your custom home is one of the largest and most personal investments you’ll make. After all, this is the house that will host your family’s memories for years to come! The right builder will understand your unique needs and vision, let you participate in the…
Odd Duck
May 18, 2022
Builder Tips

Luxury Homes: What Makes a Home High-End?

  When you hear the words “luxury home”, what comes to mind? You might envision marble countertops, sparkling pools, and spiral staircases. But having some upscale appliances doesn’t necessarily make a home luxurious.  You might be wondering what sets the average home apart from one…
Odd Duck
April 15, 2022
Builder Tips

Custom Luxury Home Trends of 2022

For most of us, the past few years have been a real doozy. Now that we're finally seeing life returning to a more normal routine and pace, building projects are ramping up once more, and with fewer material acquisition issues expected to mar the industry…
Odd Duck
March 25, 2022
Builder Tips

Traditional Construction Versus Design-Build

If you're looking to build a custom luxury home in the San Antonio area, you might have discovered that there are typically two primary strategies among builders. The first is referred to as the "traditional" construction model, or the Design-Bid-Build approach. The other is Design-Build,…
Odd Duck
February 16, 2022
Builder Tips

Thinking About Your Luxury Home’s Appliances

When you’re designing a custom house, you need to think of every little detail, from the floorboards to the doorknobs. But what about your luxury home appliances? Since you use household appliances every day, it’s important to choose ones that work for you. Which models…
Odd Duck
December 17, 2021